Accompanying the release of deadmau5' surprise EP, mau5ville: Level 2, is an unorthodox new music video for his collaboration with Lights, "Drama Free."
Directed by Nick DenBoer, the video is an insane, rainbow tentacle-filled romp through space and time. Whether it's the half-naked men playing basketball with their own severed heads or Lights' singing on a mound of human hands, DenBoer's video is anything but predictable.
A baby deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) dances along to the glitchy sounds, while fellow Canadian Lights punches home her emphatic vocals with style.
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This video is not the first time Zimmerman has recruited the help of DeBoer. For deadmau5 and Rob Swire's track "Monophobia" off of mau5ville: Level 1, DeBoer delivered an equally avant garde offering that may have served as an indirect prequel to the latest video.
Released on Friday, mau5ville: Level 2 is the latest entry in Zimmerman's mau5trap compilation EPs. Featuring remixes and original tracks created by artists on mau5trap, the mau5ville series is a showcase of up-and-coming talent on Zimmerman's signature label.
mau5ville: Level 2 is out now courtesy of mau5trap. You can listen to the whole EP below.